Dana calls the shots and he's teaching the LHW title holder a lesson along with everyone else in the division and organization.
Shogun declined, Lyoto declined, Hendo got injured without giving sufficient notice, the LHW title holder got placed in a compromising position and could have saved the show with deft negotiations, but opted not to.
Fortune favors the bold.
Anderson Silva offered to save UFC 151 and he actually did it in Rio. His stock is now at an ALL TIME HIGH. Every fighter has given him props for doing it including former foes; Patrick Cote and Jorge Rivera.
And that right there is exactly the problem with Dana. You don't punish fighters who legitimately deserve a shot at the title just because they weren't ready to fight yet or got injured and then turn around and give the shot to a clown to make a point.
Dana only hurt himself here and the credibility of the UFC.